San Diego Padres defeat the Braves 3-2 in 12 Innings


San Diego, CA- Will Venable came up clutch tonight with a walk-off single in the bottom of the 12th inning off all-star closer Craig Kimbrel to give the San Diego Padres a 3-2 win over the Braves.

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Kimbrel in his second inning of work struggled with his command, walking Yangervis Solarte, Jedd Gyorko and Chris Nelson to load the bases for Venable.

The Braves would score the games first run in the top of the first, on an RBI single by Freddie Freeman to give the Braves a 1-0 lead.

The Braves would maintain this lead until the bottom of the seventh, as Rene Rivera scored on a clutch two-out RBI single by Yangervis Solarte to tie the game at 1-1.

Solarte would come through once again latter in the inning as with the bases loaded, Solarte would score on a wild pitch by Jordan Whalden to give the Padres a 2-1 lead.

The lead would last for long as Chris Johnson would drive in Jason Heyward on an RBI single to tie the game at 2-2.

The Braves threaten in the top of the 12th, as Tm Stauffer loaded the bases with nobody out. Stauffer would work his out of trouble by getting Evan Gattis to ground into a third-to-home-to-first double play and Chris Nelson would make a diving stop at first base to end the inning and keep the game tied at 2-2.

Ian Kennedy after missing his last start with a left oblique strain, struggled with his command, but was able to fight through it ad allow only one run on two hits, five walks and seven strikeouts in five innings of work.

Tim Stauffer improved to (3-2) on the season, after two hard fought scoreless innings of work.